Only three, short days until the #StandUp4HumanRightsCT rally in Hartford! We are looking so forward to the exchange of ideas and community-building that will take place during this celebratory event. All are welcome!
Today’s post will focus on Article 7 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which reads: “All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.” This right is also outlined in Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and in various articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
It is this article that guarantees legal protection for every individual regardless of their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, citizenship, or nation of residence. Equal protection by the law is fundamental to modern civil and political rights, and it is included in a number of State constitutions and binding legal documents. This article prevents governmental entities from discriminately applying laws to or restricting protection from certain individuals or populations.
It is crucial that communities band together and work to defend and preserve the human rights of every individual. What human rights issue do you feel are most pressing in your community? Share in the comments below!